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Stephen Smith is the author of "Raspberry Pi Assembly Language Programming" from Apress. He has a technology blog at smist08.wordpress.com, and has written the Science Fiction novel "Influence". Stephen was the Chief Architect of the Sage 300 Accounting line of products for 23 years before retiring. Stephen enjoys mountain biking, hiking, photography and science fiction.

More devices ship with ARM CPUs than Intel and AMD combined. RISC-V is a new CPU with lots of potential in the open source world. This presentation will compare and contrast the architecture and instruction sets of these CPUs. We'll look at RISC architectures and how the instructions are all encoded in just 32-bits. We'll discuss how Linux leverages these architectures to provide robust computing environments.

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Duration:
45 min
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Conference:
LinuxFest Northwest 2020
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Track:
Open Hardware
Difficulty:
200-level